Click here to purchase via ICE Bookshop Description This is a practical guide to producing graphics for urban design projects and planning. Through illustration and narrative, the authors demonstrate how urban regeneration has inspired a growth and mixture of graphic techniques for communicating a projects vision. The guidance includes various methods for producing hand-rendered or computer-generated visuals and details the entire planning process, from community consultations to final reports. It defines outstanding material as being clear, relevant, accessible, honest and attractive whilst presenting clear systems to achieving these outcomes. To this end, detailed information is arranged into the following sections: The process — describing the main techniques in use Good practice — how to produce high-quality outputs The products — an of screen based media and stock choices Management of graphics and production — how to organise the process Images and Information — a description of relevant imagery, file types, scales and measurement An essential resource for practitioners, academics and students, this book will help you to understand, commission and prepare graphic presentations for urban projects. About the authors Bally Meeda, Director of Urban Graphics is a graphic designer who has worked at a senior level with leading planning consultants on the presentation of urban design projects in the UK and overseas.

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Product description Producing a graphical representation of an urban design, town planning or regeneration project is an essential aspect of the design process.

How do practitioners use these graphics to best effect and how are created most effectively? Graphics for Urban Design provides guidance on how to use graphic techniques to stimulate and communicate ideas through the urban design process. Now fully updated in this second edition, the book will showcase methods for producing hand-rendered and computer-generated visuals as well as delivering information on drawing maps, collecting data and understanding build perspectives.

The book will reveal the whole process and contains chapters that cover: an overview on the history and evolution of urban graphics characteristics of images graphics in the urban design process showing technical expertise how to produce outputs managing all aspects of production. Packed with case studies and examples of best practice, this practical, full colour guide will be an must-have purchase for students of graphic design as well as practitioners, commissioners, graphic designers, 3D artists, cartographers and project managers.

Book Review As one of my favourite urban design books, this new edition is just as visually stimulating, and reminds us how to use visual media to engage, excite and include in an intuitive way, whereas so many planning and technical documents are text-based and do none of the above.

The document is logically structured; the introductory section, Setting the Scene, provides a reminder of the importance of graphic techniques for the communication of ideas and of the history of graphics to convey urban aspirations.

It puts into perspective our ability to produce visualisations of largescale proposals today, and is described as a guide to help urban design teams to select the most appropriate form of graphics for any particular project and at the right stage. The second section, The Process, emphasises the role of graphics within urban design — context and site analysis and the different diagrams that can be used such as figure ground, landmarks, historic evolution etc.

Tracing paper, pens, post-it notes and photos highlight the value of simple tools people can use and are essential for good participation and engagement. The design rationale, which underpins the later more detailed ideas, can be presented via a storyboard of diagrams, photos, sketches, images and cartoons or in more graphical expression that can be easily shared. A third section of the document covers the practical creation of drawings.

The final and longest section relates to Good Practice, useful for public and commercial design teams as they plan a project. It provides many good tips and useful examples of when and where to use different types of graphic representation such as photomontages and before and after images.

It explains how graphical styles and techniques should become more definitive and measurable as the project moves towards final proposals. The book is very legible and well presented with a full range of computer generated images CGIs , 3D visuals, 2D plans and sketches. Pages are spaciously laid out and readable, practicing what it preaches — that breathing space is needed in final documents.

Clutter and excess detail are to be avoided, a bit like in the built environment. Tim Hagyard, freelance chartered town planner and urban designer.


Graphics for Urban Design, Second edition

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